Who we are

MARE was established in 2000 by the University of Amsterdam and SISWO (Netherland’s Institute for Social Science Research). MARE now has four institutional partners, located in three countries of Europe:

The MARE staff consists of social scientists involved with topics of coast and sea, who contribute to one or more of MARE’s products (Conference, Journal MAST, Publication series). Most of them are linked to the MARE’s institutional partners, but people from other organisations and from other countries are active in MARE as well.

MARE ‘s Executive Committee

Prof. Dr. Maarten Bavinck : [staff-                     position]

Prof. Dr. Maarten Bavinck

(Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam/Fisheries College, University of Tromsø) - MARE Co-director

Prof. dr. ir. Jan van Tatenhove : [staff-                     position]

Prof. dr. ir. Jan van Tatenhove

(Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University) – MARE Co-director

Dr. Marloes Kraan : [staff-                     position]

Dr. Marloes Kraan

(Researcher at IMARES, Social Scientist in Marine Research, IMARES, Wageningen University) – MARE Secretary


MARE’s board

Joyeeta GuptaProf. Dr. Joyeeta Gupta (Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South – Governance and Inclusive Development, University of Amsterdam – MARE Chair



Alyne Elizabeth DelaneyDr. Alyne Delaney (Associate Professor, Department of Development and Planning, University of Aalborg)



Dr. Kathrine Tveiterås (Head of Department, Norwegian College of Fisheries, University of Tromsø)






Luc van Hoof.Dr.ir. Luc van Hoof (Manager European Research Development IMARES, Wageningen University & Executive Secretary EFARO)




MARE’s contributors

Ben BlountBenjamin G. Blount – SocioEcological Informatics, USA



simon bushSimon Bush – Professor, Wageningen University, The Netherlands



sarah coulthardSarah Coulthard – Senior lecturer, Northumbria University, United Kingdom



svein_jentoftSvein Jentoft – Professor, Norwegian Fisheries College, University of Tromsø, Norway


Derek JohnsonDerek Johnson – Associate professor, University of Manitoba, Canada



ajit menonAjit Menon, Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India


iris monnereauIris Monnereau – Food and Agricultural Organization, Barbados.


Cornelie QuistCornelie Quist – Independent Consultant, The Netherlands



JesperJesper Raakjaer – Professor, Department of Development and Planning, University of Aalborg



MerleSowmanMerle Sowman, Associate professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Aarthi SridharAarthi Sridhar – PhD Candidate, GID, AISSR, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Trustee, Dakshin Foundation, India


St. MartinKevin St. Martin – Associate professor, Rutgers University, United States of America


Phil van der krogtPhil van der Krogt – MAST Editorial Assistant


Linde van Bets – MARE conference coordinator.